Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

Does anyone love Monday mornings?

Mondays are definitely not a showcase of me on my mom A game, especially late in the school year when the girls are already mentally checking out for summer. Add to today the added pressure of the big boss at my company flying down from New York to my Nashville office and I was feeling the need to get the girls to school early and myself to the office early. And add to all the normal Monday morning pressure an Easter hangover from Peeps and jelly beans and I knew it would be tough to get myself out of bed, much less the girls.

I made sure our coffee was ready to brew and I got up before 6 a.m. At least I would be ready early to compensate for all the extra “get in the car” urgency. 


I had an outfit laid out for today, a black skirt with a sleeveless ruffle top and snakeskin flats, which is definitely a notch above my usual rainy Monday office casual jeans and a t-shirt. I kept smoothing down my skirt all morning while getting ready, annoyed but ignoring the odd lumpy seam at my waistline. I kept blowing it off to one too many helpings of sweet potato casserole.

And then it dawned on me.

I had my skirt on completely INSIDE OUT.

Of course this is a much more happy scenario than that time years ago when I was an anxious recent college grad on her first week at the new job and my slip fell off while I was walking to new employee orientation. That’s another blog post for another day.

So tell me about a wardrobe malfunction you’ve had, or one you’ve narrowly avoided. I think we’ve all done the one navy shoe and one black shoe thing. Right? (Please tell me I’m not the only one.)

p.s. Check my review and shopping blog out this week. I’m giving away a gift certificate for Jewel Kade jewelry, which is fantastic! You really SHOULD get yourself a little something for Mother’s Day, you know. I’ve also posted some Etsy finds just in time for Mother’s Day gifting.


  1. Tory Thompson says:

    I always, ALWAYS, dribbled coffee down the front of my blouse on a day when I had some sort of executive coming in for meetings.

  2. Jennifer says:

    I have done the two different colored shoes, but I think mine were black and brown. That’s what I get for buying all my shoes in the same style, different color.

  3. Susan says:

    I had to get cut out of a skirt once. Thankfully I was done with the interview, but when I went to change, the zipper pulled in all kinds of fabric and wouldn’t budge. The store was nice enough and replaced the skirt free of charge. I’m sure they enjoyed my story though!

  4. tasha says:

    sigh… i sooo relate! i did the shoe thing, about a year ago when i was a very tired new mom, went to get a pedicure and was SOOO embarrassed when they went to put my thongs on and they were totally different. what made it worse… the gal at the starbuck’s counter actually noticed and ‘let me know’ they were different… 🙂

  5. Kylie says:

    I decked myself out in my favorite go-to pair of black slacks one day, dropped the kid off at school, got to my 8:00 meeting on time and then headed to my office to check my email and get going for the day. All the while, I kept tugging at my pants and wondering when they had gotten this weird bulge on the thigh and if I had some sort of cancerous lump on my leg (am I the only one who always freaks out and thinks I have cancer when something weird shows up on my body?? Surely not…). I go to the bathroom to check it out and a pair of my kid’s panties falls out on the floor. Nice. The best part is that two weeks later, she’s digging for quarters or something in my purse and goes, “Um, Mom, why do you have my Tuesday panties in your purse?”. Why, indeed?

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